Sean Crosky is a partner in the firm's Finance practice. He is a structured finance lawyer with experience in a wide variety of financing transactions including debt capital markets, structured products, receivables financings, restructurings and Islamic finance. He focuses on advising trustees, loan agents and corporate service providers on these financings.
Sean has advised on a variety of transactions including securitisations of trade receivables, auto loans, residential mortgages, commercial mortgages, insurance contracts, portfolios of loans and transport assets as well as transactions involving asset backed commercial paper, conduit financing and covered bonds. Sean also has advised on a large number of public CLOs, CLO warehouse transactions, private CLO transactions and origination structures. He also has advised clients on a number of shariah compliant financing transactions, including sukuk transactions and financing programmes including shariah compliant structures. Sean has advised on a number of high profile debt restructurings, defaults and liquidations of portfolios of assets as well as litigation before the English courts. Sean has advised on transactions in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, the USA, Australia and Asia.
Legal 500 describes him as ‘really understands how to advise capital market trustees’, and ‘structured finance expert Sean Crosky is a key partner in London’, ‘go-to lawyer’ and is praised for being ‘commercial and straight to the point’. In addition he is ‘very good on deal closings and is comfortable explaining tricky situations’, ‘provides excellent service and is extremely responsive’, ‘top tier for trustee work’, he is ‘commercial, connected and practical, and has good visibility of the market, proactive and keen to help’ (Listings in Legal 500 2015-2017 Securitisation and Debt Capital Markets).
Chambers and Partners recognise him as, ‘a resolute and effective negotiator,’ who is ‘highly skilled and experienced, with a level of commercial awareness which is second to none,’ clients also comment that he ‘displays expertise in guiding service providers, loan agents and trustees through a range of financing transactions’, he is ‘extremely pragmatic and very good at distilling all the noise into discrete, key things we need to think about.’ In addition, he is ‘an exceptionally enthusiastic and positive guy,’ and he is also praised for being ‘very client-focused.’ (Listings in Chambers and Partners 2016-2018 Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation and Derivatives).
Prior to joining the firm, Sean was a member of the debt capital markets team at the London office of an international law firm.
- "The evolving role of issuers and trustees in CMBS transactions—the epoch of litigation," Chapter 13, Commercial Mortgage Loans and CMBS: Developments in the European Market, November 2016